Silver Clef Awards adds new category

By | Published on Friday 17 June 2011

Nordoff Robbins

Organisers of the Silver Clef Awards, which are held in aid of the Nordoff Robbins charity of course, have announced the addition of another category this year, which, unusually for this event, will be voted for by Joe Public.

The new gong, sponsored by Ticketmaster and supported by Absolute Radio, the Evening Standard and overall Silver Clef sponsors O2, will be for Best Live Act. Ticketmaster has randomly put together a short list (well, they said something about basing it on customer reviews), and now anyone can vote at

Says the Chairman of Nordoff Robbins: “Music is incredibly powerful. At Nordoff Robbins, we use music to transform the lives of many thousands of people. We want the public to tell us about a gig that’s transformed their life in the last twelve months. From Biffy Clyro to Muse, Stevie Wonder and many in between, we’re looking for the best live act of the last year”.

The list of thirty contenders are as follows: Avenged Sevenfold, Biffy Clyro, Big Noise, Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Goo Goo Dolls, Green Day, James Blunt, Jamie Cullum, Jay-Z, Jonsi, KISS, Korn, Lady Antebellum, Lissie, McFly, Michael Buble, Muse, Newton Faulkner, Paul McCartney, Peter Andre, P!NK, Rob Zombie, Scouting For Girls, Shayne Ward, Skunk Anansie, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, The Script and Train.

UPDATE  17 Jun 17.00: The guys at Nordoff Robbins have called to clarify that the live music vote is a ‘poll’ to accompany the Silver Clef Awards rather than a new ‘award’, and as such the winner won’t actually take home an award, though I suppose they might be given a pole. Or a Pole.